This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Melrose, FL
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Rural north central Florida half way between Gainesville and Palatka, We live in a lakeside community . We have a 1 acre lakeside lot/home. The property is surrounded by a 4' chain link fence. There are 2 50x70 areas on either side of the driveway to park. Water and 15 amp electric are available on one side. No formal fee for water/elec but a donation is appreciated. Your dog is welcome to have the run of the property. We now have 2 young Golden Doodles dogs. WiFi is definitely available on the veranda overlooking the lake, at all times. The further you get from the house the weaker the signal. You are welcome to use the veranda at any time. If you want to use our WiFi do not hesitate to ask for the password. Suggested Local Attractions:St. Augustine (50 miles, a must if you have not been there). Gainesville, University of Florida (20 miles). Cedar Key (75 miles). The Villages (75 miles). 2 paved bike trails in the area. Keystone Heights to Palatka (25 miles long) 5 miles away . Hawthorne to Gainesville & Paynes Prairie (20 miles long) 8 miles away. Ravine Gardens State Park, Palatka. Our lakeside veranda in the evening. Gorgeous sunsets with wine and Sandhill Cranes.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Electric Hookup: 15A
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Offleash Area for Pets
After hosting over 100 times and being guests, the caliber of Boondocker's Welcome folks we have encountered warrant little need for house rules. We are Christian, civilized, gentlefolk. We only ask you act accordingly while our guests. We will not charge a fee but please feel free to donate something to help defray the cost of your stay. ******A note about pets. We now have two new 11 month old Goldendoodles. They have gotten along with small dogs. Large dogs may take an introduction. Finally, please complete your Profile and Bio to introduce yourselves and leave a review after your stay. We will gladly reciprocate. Here is the deal with reviews. It gives us bragging rights when we belly up to the Boondockers Welcome bar. Happy trails!
Access Road Conditions: Paved. Tow Vehicle Parking Details: There is plenty of room on our fenced property to park your towed vehicle or the vehicle towing your trailer.
Hosted By Mabuhay__
Retired military/professional Details: The Mrs. and I live on a acre of land (fenced) in rural north central Florida lakeside. We are both retired. We recently purchased a 5th wheel after maybe a 12 year hiatus from camping. We have several friends who RV/camp and their stories seduced us back. Home Town: Melrose, Florida Favorite Boondocking Locations: We took a 2 month trip, last year, to northern Michigan. We used Boohdockers Welcome whenever possible. The Blue Ridge Parkway is also great. Skills or Expertise to Share: I am retired military, an engineer and Human Resources director. My wife is a retired Dental Assistant. I try to maintain everything I own. 2 cars, a truck, a cabin cruiser, a 5th wheel, a lawn tractor, various power equipment, our home and property. I am very busy. I thought I had retired. I have a tool garage with a lifetime accumulation of tools. I am more than happy to lend you tools or "turn to" with you.
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References for this location from other RVers
2 days ago
we enjoyed our stay here, and our two dogs loved running around with host's dogs in the fenced-in yard. The Hosts were kind, inviting us to join them on their veranda and home for drinks and to view the sunset. Strong cellular connection helped while we worked from the RV. Thank you for your hospitality!
4 weeks ago
We had a wonderful visit. Very peaceful setting, slept wonderful. Water and electricity was very nice to have. There eggplant parm was delicious. Would definitely stay again we are in the area. Melrose is a quaint town, still like old time Florida.
4 weeks ago
Mel great host very accomodating
1 month ago
Dear Hal and Cecil, Carol and I want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude for your incredible hospitality and generosity during our stay at your property on behalf of boondockers welcome. Your warm welcome and kind gestures made our experience truly unforgettable. From the moment we arrived, your genuine and friendly nature put us at ease. Your willingness to share your space and resources with us is truly admirable. The conversations we had and the stories you shared added so much depth to our trip. The generosity you showed us by providing necessary amenities and going above and beyond to ensure our comfort was truly remarkable. Your attention to detail and thoughtfulness in making us feel at home did not go unnoticed. We sincerely appreciate all the effort and time you invested in making our stay enjoyable. Your kindness and hospitality made a lasting impact on us, and we are truly grateful for the memories we created during our time with you. Thank you again, Hal and Cecil, for opening your doors and your hearts to us. Your selflessness and generosity have left an imprint on our journey, and we will forever cherish the memories we made at your home on behalf of boondockers welcome. With sincere gratitude, Bob and Carol Gannon
6 months ago
My dog and I enjoyed the stay and the friendlyness of the host couple. Nothing beats sitting on the porch with some homemade salsa and chips while engaging in a nice talk with the hosts and watching the dogs play. Too bad the sun was setting behind clouds. Thanks for having us. Just 30 minutes away from Gainesville in a good neighborhood.